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THE VIKING RUNES: Runes, Saga & Lore

THE VIKING RUNES: Runes, Saga & Lore [Kindle Edition]

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THE VIKING RUNES is a study of the ancient Norse fuþark script used in everyday inscriptions, carved memorials and divination. It covers the Elder fuþark as well as the Viking fuþark of Orkney and Norse Scotland and the wider Viking world.

With references to Norse and Celtic history, myth and saga, the Norse Gaelic tradition and warrior mysteries, this book covers the origins of the runic fuþark, inscriptions and secret codes, how to carve the runes, how to read them, the Norse gods and beings of the elder world, the practices of shape changing, galdrar, spá and seiðr, animal cults, and the down to earth lore found in Old Norse verse.

This book should be useful for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of the runes and more.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1336 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Publisher: SÍDH CHAILLEAN PRESS (20 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #373,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Thormod Morrisson is a runester and tresmiðr (woodcarver) of Norse Scottish extraction with a long interest in Norse, Pictish, Gaelic and Far Eastern traditions. He established Thor's Hammer Woodcraft, based in Scotland, and produces traditionally made runes and various other heiðinn carvings.

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5.0 out of 5 stars No bad at a 7 Mar 2013
By XpecX
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I know Thormod from forums and social networking on the internet, so this will be an honest review. Having a similar interest in iron age and dark age people and culture I bought this book. I know some but not enough about the Scottish Vikings I wanted to know more, I also find ancient writing and it's translation both fascinating and evocative. So I'd hoped this would be good. It's extremely good! As a fellow antiquarian I have a few quibbles but these are over the wording never over the facts, those I can confirm are correct the hypothesis and theories described are the accepted one's. The book is accurate. It's also comprehensive and scholarly. I can't quite work out whether it's a collection of chapters which work on their own to explain certain topics, or a historical narrative, it works both ways. My quibbles? Thormod has a friendly informal style, that's usually good but he takes short-cuts and these can be misleading. For example describing the North Brythonic nations of southern Scotland as Welsh is forgivable but wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for! 13 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Great read and contains a wealth of information, much more than I had expected. Although the book contains a lot of detailed information, it is well-written and remains entertaining and approachable. Just what I was looking for and I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone interested in the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Viking Runes 5 Feb 2013
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Know little about this subject at the beginning never really held me back. The material is in a very readable format which takes the reader into the the world we all glossed over in history books.
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